[Via Satellite 10-16-2015] UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat, has awarded a new contract to Newtec for its Newtec Dialog multiservice VSAT platform, including VSAT baseband hubs, user terminals, and the Operating Support System (OSS) and Business Support System (BSS). The contract also caters for the supply of various types of Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). The turnkey solution provided by Newtec, in partnership with Tech Mahindra, is integrated with an Oracle platform to strengthen the OSS/BSS layer. Tech Mahindra has more than 20 years of experience in delivering OSS/BSS solutions to global telecom operators and has a strong presence in Brazil.
Yahsat’s third satellite, Al Yah 3, is scheduled for service launch in early 2017, extending the company’s commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 19 countries and 600 million users across Brazil and Africa. Al Yah 3 will cover more than 95 percent of Brazil’s population. This latest partnership is in preparation for these developments, and is in line with Yahsat’s strategy to appeal to wider demographics in the markets in which it operates. While Newtec is the preferred partner for the Brazilian market, the Newtec platform may also be deployed in other territories across Yahsat’s footprint.
“This latest contract award to Newtec signifies the first time a satellite operator is set to integrate a fully-fledged OSS/BSS into the VSAT service platform for both wholesale and consumer segments. By doing so, we are extending our service offering and ensuring a high level of customer experience for all,” said David Murphy, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
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